Tom Brady indicates return to football next year in Instagram post

Tom Brady indicates return to football next year in Instagram post
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — It’s far from a done deal, but a post on Instagram Wednesday morning seems to indicate Tom Brady wants to return to the Patriots next season.

After a devastating end to the season, including a pick six on Brady’s final throw, the Patriots bowed out of the playoffs in the unfamiliar wild card round over the weekend.

There has been an incredible amount of speculation about what Brady’s next move will be -- whether it’s retirement, a move to a new team, or simply to ‘keep going’ -- but no one has said anything for certain about the GOAT’s plans.

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But the Instagram post thanked Patriots fans and the entire Kraft organization at Gillette Stadium saying, “you dont always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”

It’s vague, but it seems like a strong indicator that Brady isn’t finished with the Patriots. Though it may not be up to him as to whether the Patriots will bring him back.